New album ‘Rhythm of the World’ due out September 30

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The Cowsills to Release ‘Rhythm of the World’, First New Album in Nearly 30 Years, 9/30 (Preview)




rhythm of the world is the title of a brand new studio album by The Cowsillsthe famous family group/singing group that originally formed in the 1960s, broke through with significant early success and has enjoyed decades of activity since.

The new disc, featuring 11 original songs written by Bob Cowsill, Susan Cowsill and Paul Cowsill, will be released September 30 via Omnivore Recordings. This will be the band’s first release in nearly 30 years.

As a preview, the Cowsills shared the title track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u-RnP_mii

Through a press release, Bob Cowsill explained the story of the album… which came about due to online interest in the new material, before that plan took an unexpected turn:

“When we decided to record an album, since we had written 11 songs, we launched a donation campaign with Pledge Music, set our goal and went down the funding route,” says Bob Cowsill about creating the album. ‘album.

“Pledge Music went bankrupt with everyone’s money and nobody got a dime. At the same time, Dr. Rock Positano, who has become our executive producer, stands on Gull Rock Island in Newport, Rhode Island staring at the white church steeple we all know so well there and says to his assistant: “I have to get my hands on the Cowsills. Rock came into our lives, and he supported us, our campaign, our music, our family band, and said, ‘I’m here to win.’ With that, we embarked on a great new relationship and haven’t looked back since.

Click here to pre-order rhythm of the world on CD from our Rock Cellar store

The album’s track listing:

1. You have to get up!
2. Help out
3. Hawks on the Line
4. Every Little Secret
5. Nuclear Winter
6. Rhythm of the World
7. The Big Nights
8. Goodbye is not forever
9. The Long Term
10. Try to believe it too
11. Catherine

More details, from Bob Cowsill: “With a few exceptions, we co-wrote all 11 Rhythm Of The World songs on our Happy Together summer tour. We wrote them in our hotel rooms on our tour bus and in our lodges. From Howard Kaylan’s (The Turtles) exuberant plea with the audience each night of the tour, inspiring us to “Ya Gotta Get Up!” to ‘Katrina’ (the first-person account of our brother Barry’s death during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans) and all the songs in between, we use melody and harmony to bring some love and hope for peace in the world. Frank Filipetti was our mixing engineer and Greg Calbi mastered him (Rock does) so these songs have passed through the hands and ears of two of the best. Gail Marowitz and Danny Clinch have teamed up for a stunning cover and packaging and with Omnivore’s blessing Rhythm Of The World is now ready for prime time! We are thrilled to be here to claim our heritage and share our music!!!”

The Cowsills also have a number of upcoming tour dates in the coming weeks:

August 24 – Effingham, IL @ Effingham Perf. Center*
August 25 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place*
August 26 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Music Theater*
August 28 – Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Mountain Grand*
August 29 – Grand Island, NE @ Nebraska State Fair*
September 9 – Somers Point, NJ @ Somers Point Beach Concert – William Morrow Beach
September 10 – New York, NY @ The Cutting Room
November 1 – December 9 – Branson, MO @ The Andy Williams Christmas Show
December 10 – Waukesha, WI @ McCombs Performing Arts Center
March 23-31 – Miami, FL @ Flower Power Cruise

*Happy Together Tour with The Turtles, The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Vogues and The Association

And a bit about the Cowsills’ career and legacy in music and entertainment:

Beginning in 1965 as a regional act from Newport, Rhode Island, The Cowsills, made up of six siblings, was “founded” by Joda Records owners Danny Sims and reggae/pop singer Johnny Nash (“I Can See Clearly Now”), with whom they recorded a handful of singles before signing to MGM Records in 1967. At this point, the band’s mother Barbara and younger sister Susan joined the act and they received a disc gold for over a million copies sold of their very first single for MGM. , the sublime, “The Rain, The Park & ​​Other Things”. This began a string of chart records that dominated the Top 40 for the next three years. Classic Cowsills recordings include “We Can Fly”, “Indian Lake”, “Hair” (from the rock musical Hair) and “Love American Style” (the theme song from the popular ABC-TV show of the same name) .

The group recorded and charted with five hit albums during this period. They published their own comic strip in 1968, and their story even inspired the popular 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. They remained a thriving tourist attraction until 1972.




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